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#253 ATtiny Programming Shield

A custom ATtiny programming shield for use with Arduino ISP



I covered programming an ATtiny with the Arduino ISP in the ProgrammingWithArduinoISP project.

Since I’ve been programming a few more ATtiny processors, and simplify the processing of programming an ATtiny with ArduinoISP, I wired up a strip of protoboard to serve as a custom programming shield. This is the layout I chose:


It’s designed to be snapped onto an Arduino UNO, lined up with GPIO digital pins 8-13.

It includes two LEDs on PB0 and PB1, which can be used for debugging/testing a program loaded on the ATtiny.






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LEAP is just my personal collection of projects. Two main themes have emerged in recent years, sometimes combined:

  • electronics - usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting
  • scale modelling - I caught the bug after deciding to build a Harrier during covid to demonstrate an electronic jet engine simulation. Let the fun begin..
To be honest, I haven't quite figured out if these two interests belong in the same GitHub repo or not. But for now - they are all here!

Projects are often inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the many great electronics and scale modelling podcasts and YouTube channels. Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know (or send a PR!). See the individual projects for credits where due.